Bachelor 18: Cassandra Has a Bad Birthday

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Last episode, Clare and Juan Pablo went out into the ocean for some sexy time before JuanP turned it against Clare, pushing all the blame for his guilt onto her. This week, JuanP led his eight remaining women to New Zealand for a group date and 2 one on ones as he pushed for more tears from Clare.

Andi gets the first one on one of the week and they immediately strip down to their swimsuits to make their way through “the squeeze” to a waterfall where Andi talks to the camera about how trusting their relationship is. In the evening they go to a geyser (cue the puns) and then kiss until the geyser gets them wet.

Sharleen, Chelsie, Renee, Nikki, Kat, and Cassandra go zorbing on the group date. Cassandra’s desperate for one on one time with him as it’s her birthday, but she keeps missing out as others steal him away. When she finally does get her time, she breaks out the emotional talk about their children but he ends up realizing she isn’t for him, sending her home at the end of the date.
Nikki goes out of her comfort zone to tell JuanP just how she feels about him. She’s the first girl to tell him flat out that she’s falling for him which is a big move. On the opposite side of the spectrum, Sharleen is still unsure about her feelings for JuanP but all she needs is a little make out sesh to set her straight again. Lucky for her, the confusion seems to work for him because she got the rose.

After Clare’s dramatic ocean swim from last episode, she gets the second one on one to sort things out. They immediately focused on the issue and talked through it in a rather mature way (for this show) before going for their make up out. In the evening, they curl up at a fancy house and pull out the sweatpants. I think it’s nice that there’s a relaxing, chill date night, because it’s rare for this show to have something so unspectacular. They get some cute dancing scenes when he puts on the first song they ever listened to, which impresses Clare even though the producers probably did it, not JuanP.

Andi (1on1), Sharleen (group), Clare (1on1), Nikki, Renee, and Chelsie stay on as they go to Miami next week. Sharleen is still doubting her relationship with JuanP, does she finally decide to go home?

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